In this parody of western tropes set in 1875, a powerful cattle rancher wants to get small folks' land. Fortunately, a mysterious stranger shows up to help the meek.

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Destiny
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Slade Cantrell
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Clarence Gentry
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Lilac Gentry
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Tom Partridge
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Annie Simms
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In this parody of western tropes set in 1875, a powerful cattle rancher wants to get small folks' land. Fortunately, a mysterious stranger shows up to help the meek.

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17 July 1994 (USA)  »

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It's Shane meets Blazing Saddles
13 January 1999 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Kris Kristofferson is at his driest in this weird take on the classic loner-in-a-frontier-town tale. Take Shane and add a liberal dose of Blazing Saddles, although the humor in this film is unique for the genre. Of particular note is the running "fatcakes" gag and the bad guys' frequent lame attempts to flame Kristofferson: "It's kind of a bad taste smell." And a visit to Shorty's house is always good for a laugh.


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